Have you ever taken stock of all those small stubs of soap which frequently end up accumulating uselessly in your shower stall, doomed to never to be used again? Why not give those unwanted used bars of soap a new lease on life? This idea is a great money saver and an excellent way to make fresh soap from leftovers which would usually be tossed in the trash. This process is generally referred to as hand milling.
Items needed include:
An old cheese grater
An unused double boiler
A pound of shaved used soap stubs
12 ounces of liquid either milk, water or tea
A mold for your soap (do not use aluminum, copper, iron, Teflon or zinc)
Non-stick vegetable spray
Wooden stirring spoon
Rubber or latex gloves
Start your soap making experience by collecting your soap leftover residue into one container and after you have accumulated a sufficient quantity you will be able to embark upon your new soap making adventure. Remember the golden rule in soap making is to always use rubber or latex gloves at all times when working with your soaps.